Breene M. Kerr Professor Elfatih Eltahir wrote about the Nile water conflict for Nature Middle East. Eltahir discusses how population growth and the increased demand on water resources, in addition to the low agricultural productivity, are the root causes of the Nile water conflict. Eltahir suggests five elements that are necessary to consider in order to achieve sustainable agreement on sharing water between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. Read more here.